Great news from Graham Robb, my old political sparring partner, that Northern Decision Makers is going to be resurrected during the General Election Campaign.
Regular readers will remember that it has been the only North East politics-based programme on the internet. Previous guests included MP's Phil Wilson, Nick Brown, Alan Milburn, Helen Goodman, William Hague and the late Ashok Kumar.
The format will be tweaked slightly, and will take the form of a panel discussion featuring Graham (for the Tories), myself and a Liberal Democrat. The Northern Echo's respected Deputy Editor Chris Lloyd will host the show and try and keep order.
The first programme should be recorded on 16th April 2010, the day after the initial televised Leaders' Debate, and will run weekly until the end of the campaign.
I hope we can capture a sense of the key issues affecting voters here in the North East, rather than the tiresome Westminster perspective, as well as news from the key battleground seats up here. It should be good fun.